The Heartland Institute – Miami Taxicab Companies Sue County Government Over Uber Legalization

Posted 06/16/2016

After local lawmakers voted to allow peer-to-peer transportation network companies, such as Uber and Lyft, to operate in Miami-Dade County, Florida, taxicab company owners filed a lawsuit against the county government, demanding $1 billion in taxpayer money as compensation. The lawsuit, filed in May, claims county commissioners are responsible for protecting the value of taxicab …

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Sunshine State News – A Super-Sized Lesson Showing the Virtues of Fiscal Restraint

Posted 06/16/2016

There’s a lesson to be drawn from the announcement that South Florida will be hosting the 2020 Super Bowl. The exuberant reaction of South Florida’s movers and shakers was quite a contrast to the mood just three short years ago. That’s when the Florida Legislature adjourned without approving the use of $389 million in public …

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Conroe Today – Brady Leads House Fight to Stop IRS Abuse & Protect Free Speech

Posted 06/15/2016

Washington, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives approved a Ways and Means Committee-led bill stopping the IRS from targeting donors to tax-exempt organizations. The measure, the Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act(H.R. 5053), passed 240-182. “No American should fear their support of non-profit organizations will lead to targeting or harassment by the IRS. The …

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Your House News – Brady leads House Fight to Stop IRS Abuse and Protect Free Speech

Posted 06/15/2016

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a Ways and Means Committee-led bill stopping the IRS from targeting donors to tax-exempt organizations. The measure, the Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act (H.R. 5053), passed 240-182. “No American should fear their support of non-profit organizations will lead to targeting or harassment by the IRS. The …

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Before It’s News – CEI Joins Coalition to Support the “Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act”

Posted 06/14/2016

Dear Member, As organizations that represent the interests of millions of taxpayers across the country, we write in support of H.R. 5053, the “Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act,” sponsored by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.). This legislation would eliminate the Schedule B form for 501(c) organizations, which includes identifiable information of contributors to …

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Orlando Sentinel – Pass PROMESA, Secure Puerto Rico’s Future

Posted 04/26/2016

Reading about the financial challenges happening in Puerto Rico, I am reminded of stories fellow parents tell of their college-aged children. Living life on the verge of independence, our sons and daughters venture closer to self-sufficiency; yet, on occasion they find themselves in circumstances requiring our attention and assistance. Such is the situation of the …

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A College Miracle? How Some Bright Students are Graduating Virtually Debt-Free, Thanks to a Program Unique to Florida

Posted 02/03/2016

The following is an excerpt from The James Madison Institute’s publication, The Journal. Download the full article here. To read the rest of the Winter 2016 edition of The James Madison Institute’s Journal, visit here. Can today’s college students realistically expect to graduate debt-free? For far too many, sadly, the answer is “no.” Most face a double whammy …

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O Canada? Canada’s Innovative Approach to Regulations on Small Businesses

Posted 02/03/2016

The following is an excerpt from The James Madison Institute’s publication, The Journal. Download the full article here. To read the rest of the Winter 2016 edition of The James Madison Institute’s Journal, visit here. The success of small businesses reflects the persistence of the entrepreneurial spirit in the United States. It is truly extraordinary, especially given the …

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Milton Friedman’s “Mistake”: One Idea that Could Catalyze a Nation

Posted 02/02/2016

The following is an excerpt from The James Madison Institute’s publication, The Journal. Download the full article here. To read the rest of the Winter 2016 edition of The James Madison Institute’s Journal, visit here. If there’s one viewpoint that Americans all across the political spectrum share nowadays despite the pervasive polarization on most issues, it’s that the …

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How We Can Solve the Student Loan Debt Crisis

Posted 02/02/2016

The following is an excerpt from The James Madison Institute’s publication, The Journal. Download the full article here. To read the rest of the Winter 2016 edition of The James Madison Institute’s Journal, visit here. In the United States, it costs far more to educate a college student than in countries such as Great Britain, France, Germany, and …

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